Math/Maths Podcast 32

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Edmund Harriss' job search; Museum of Mathematics; Watson 'wins' Jeopardy!?; Few Students Show Proficiency in Science, Tests Show; Seattle's 'Discovering' math curriculum; Cal State Northridge professor charged with allegedly urinating on colleague's office door; Coincidence odds are wrong yet again; Mathematical Model Could Help Predict and Prevent Future Extinctions; Long-standing conjecture on Plane Partitions proved; Researchers use cell 'profiling' to detect abnormalities -- including cancer; Atom counting helps kilogram watch its weight; Math Monsters; Google donates 1 million euros to IMO; Japanese man gains world record for pi calculation; & more.

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Edmund Harriss: I find myself looking for a job...
Kindling the Mathematical Muse
What is 'Watson'? IBM computer wins 'Jeopardy!' practice round
Few Students Show Proficiency in Science, Tests Show
America's Smartest Kids
Court to reconsider Seattle's 'Discovering' math curriculum
Cal State Northridge professor charged with allegedly urinating on colleague's office door
Coincidence odds are wrong yet again
Mathematical Model Could Help Predict and Prevent Future Extinctions
A solution that counts: Long-standing mathematical conjecture finally proved
Plane Partitions
Researchers use cell 'profiling' to detect abnormalities -- including cancer
Atom counting helps kilogram watch its weight
Math Isn't So Scary With Help From These Monsters
Schwartz's illustrations of the numbers 1 to 100, factored
Google donates 1 million euros to mathematics championship organization
Japanese man gains world record for pi calculation
World Maths Day 2010
BSHM Bulletin: Virtual Special Issue - History of Mathematics in Teaching
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications East Midlands Branch
Math/Maths Twitter App

Get in touch to tell us where you're listening from and what's happening in your world, or with any questions, comments or puzzles, at samuel@acmescience.com

Find Samuel Hansen at samuelhansen.com and acmescience.com and on Twitter as @Samuel_Hansen and @acmescience.

Find Peter Rowlett at peterrowlett.net or on Twitter as @peterrowlett.

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